London mourns a prominent double bassmain
The London Symphony Orchestra has announced the death today of its former principal double bass, Rinat Ibragimov.
Rinat, who was 60, suffered a stroke six years ago and was unable to play since.
Raised in Moscow, he was principal at the Bolshoi before joining the LSO in 1995.
He is survived by his wife Lutsia, son Timur and daughter, the violinist Alina Ibragimova.